WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Orlando Magic picked up a big win on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, but it was a member of the Los Angeles Clippers who took center stage in Central Florida.
Former Winter Park High School standout Austin Rivers returned to his alma mater, along with his father, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and several members of the Clippers, to have his jersey retired before Tuesday night's game.
"It's amazing, man. I'm very grateful and very thankful that even my current teammates came to support me, so I'm just very happy to be here," Austin Rivers said.
"We didn't want to miss this. This is a special night for Austin, and he deserves it. He had a great career here, and we love having him with us, so we wanted to come see what he was like in high school," Clippers star forward Blake Griffin said.
The Clippers take on the Magic Wednesday at 7 p.m.